Thursday 24 May 1945
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Priscilla Presley in Brooklyn and Clinton Jones.
Back to Bataan, directed by Edward Dmytryk, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1945
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- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
- Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
- Saints Donatianus and Rogatianus
- Saint Amadl
- Saint Suzanna
- Mary, Help of the Christians
- Saint Sarah is celebrated in Camargue, France by the Roma or Gypsies.
- Bulgaria: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Script Day.
- Priscilla Presley in Brooklyn: New York, USA; actress (Jenna - Dallas, The Naked Gun).
- Clinton Jones: American college and pro football player.
- Priscilla Presley: German-American actress, news figure, business executive and author.
- Terry Callier: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012).
- Steven Norris: English engineer and politician.
- Richard Ottaway: English lieutenant and politician Shadow Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
- Robert Ritter von Greim: German field marshal (Born 1892).
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Mills Brothers - I Wish
- Bell-Bottom Trousers - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
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